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Living Statues I

Living Statues I
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Copyright: Galder Jon Arguinzoniz (galderjon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 87 N: 574] (2755)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09
Categories: Daily Life, Portrait
Camera: PENTAX K_x, SMC PENTAX-DA 55-300 1:4-5.8ED W/C, SanDisk SD-HC 8GB
Exposure: f/5.8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-10 1:18
Viewed: 2202
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Barcelona is the city where I studied architecture, this past 2010 I went back to visit the city.
It seemed to me that nothing had changed and that I never left the city...

Las Ramblas is the most popular street in Barcelona, 24h life, there's always something going on...

I used a high shutter speed for this one because the Focal Length was 300mm and there was enough light to do it with ISO-200 and an aperture of f/5.8.

Slightly cropped, resized, sharpened and added a White frame to have a contrast link with the colors of his make up.

Thanks in advance for your critiques.

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  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-02-10 1:40]

Hi Galder,
A nicely composed angle to capture the portrait of this actor 'impersonating' a living statue!
Perfect wrinkles of the face clearly presented. Good liveliness in the eyes of this man.
A beautiful bokeh BG to distinguish the face and render a 3D effect.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-02-10 8:56]

HI Galder, this is a very well composed portrait of a living statue. I love the expression in his face and in his eyes as well. The blurry bg is very well chosen. Excellent work from a master like you:-))
Regards Rose

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-02-10 16:00]

Boa noite Galder
If I would choose someone in TL to take this kind of portraits you were on the list...you have a " terrible" good focus. The bg is fantastic too.
Interesting and beautiful portrait.
Um abrašo

Hello Galder,
Very strong, almost monochrome, portrait. The harsh light was well handled.

Hi, Galder. You are right Las Ramblas bustles with activity. Good cmposition and exposure and of course the pose. At least they do not move so the sharpness is good. Cheers.

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